I say it's suprising becuase this was when I was in Iowa (road tripped there) ~ sea level and I was expecting the race to be a LOT closer. So anyway I just got done taking a friend of mine for a ride (he owns a NA 300Z) and he was VERY impressed with the car. So I was on my way back to pick up my girlfriend when I saw a newer SS Camaro with 3 guys in it. We played a little but then caught this PERFECT light going out of town.
So we talk for a bit and he said "he was pretty much stock" and I told him I wasn't stock period. He also commented on my Wilwood brakes as well... I am thinking pretty cool guy but his friends are laughing like they "know they are gonna whoop me". So before the light turns the driver tells me that I will probably get him off the launch.
First off let me just interject here for a second. To all those people who think the WRX is hard to launch. COME TO THE MOUNTAINS or altitudes of 5000+ ft above sea level. I "think" the WRX is SO MUCH easier to launch at sea level becuase you have so much more off boost power.
Anyway so the light goes and I launch around 5k rpms and he just spins his tires for a while = 2 car lengths at least, from there too about 100mph I steadily pull away from him. ALL THE WAY. At 100mph I would say I had about 5-6 car lengths on him. I was VERY suprised. I could only imagine what the result would have been like if we were at altitude. Granted he had 2 guys with him I had quite a bit of crap in the car from road tripping.
But anyway it sure made my night , mostly becuase in Nebraska, Iowa, midwest there are NOT very many import cars, ESPECIALLY fast ones.
Oh btw, instead of listing my mods, I will just say at Cobb I put down 265whp and 230wtq on their mustang dyno.